World Youth Skills Day

In December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 15th as the World Youths Skills Day. Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore spread awareness about social responsibility current events for the civil service exams like IAS exams, KAS exams, IES exams, and other competitive exams.

  • World Youth Skill Day aims at providing a good socio-economic environment for today’s youth so that they can address unemployment and underemployment.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO) and International Project on Technical and Vocational Education(UNEVOC-It is the combination of  the words UNESCO and Vocational Education) will join the global celebration to mark World Youth Skills Day(WYSD) on July 15 2019 in order to raise the public awareness about the importance of the Youth Skills Development.
  • UNESCO-UNEVOC highlights the importance of Technical and Vocational   Training (TVET) in providing youth with the opportunities to develop their competencies and accelerate their transition to work.
  • On 15th July 2019, UNESCO-UNEVOC  will provide a 
  • overview of UNEVOC centers World Youths Skills Day activities at UN Headquarters in New York.
  • To celebrate World Youth Skills Day  UNEVOC centers are encouraged to host their own events and take part in a photo competition and story series. 

Significance of World Youth Skill Day

  • In today’s world, unemployment is one of the most significant problems that people face, both in developed and developing countries.
  • World Youths Skills Day’s mission is to advocate for skills as an important factor to improve young people’s transitions to decent work and to emphasize the significant role of skilled youth in addressing today’s most challenging global issues.  
  • Young people are mostly 3 times more likely to unemployed than adults(UN) and facing the challenges of labor market inequalities.
  • There should be at least 475 million job vacancies that should be there to absorb around 73 million youth currently unemployed and the 40 million freshers to the market. 
  • In many countries, the informal sector and traditional rural sector remains the major source of employment.
  • 1.44 billion workers are currently in vulnerable employment.

World Youth Skills Day 2018 Theme

Improving the image of TVET is the theme for World Youths Skills Day 2018.

Role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in World Youths Skills Day

  •  In “2030 Agenda” the centrally based on Education and Training.
  • In Education 2030, it mainly throws attention towards Technical and Vocational Skills Development, mainly regarding access to affordable quality Technical Vocational Education and Training(TVET).
  • TVET helps in equipping youth with the skills required to access the work, skills for employment.
  • TVET reduces the barriers to getting employment through work-based learning, and ensuring that skills gained are recognized and certified. 
  • TVET can improve responsiveness to changing skill demands by companies. It also offers skill development for low skilled people who are underemployed.

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